OSCE Yearbook 2000
Conflict prevention and post-conflict peace-building as well as the promotion of human rights and democracy are the main tasks and activity fields of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). These contribute decisively to eliminating the most important causes of conflict and to creating the basic prerequisites for peace, security and stability in Europe. Where is the OSCE in the year 2000 – 25 years after the Helsinki Final Act and ten years after the Charter of Paris? More than 30 authors, academics as well as politicians, policy-makers, diplomats, practitioners, some of these holding leading positions within the OSCE, deal with these issues in a diverse and knowledgeable manner in the sixth volume of the OSCE Yearbook. Alongside conflict prevention and dispute settlement, the human dimension and democratic development, arms control, environmental conflict causes and many other topcis – regional themes (Chechnya, South-eastern Europe, Kosovo) and in particular the Central Asian region, which has moved to the centre of internal OSCE discussions, are a further focus in the Yearbook.
The anthology is supplemented by an extensive annex, data and facts on the 55 OSCE participating states as well as a selected bibliography.